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The Innocent Origin of Yellow Journalism: How the Yellow Kid Fueled the Pulitzer/Hearst Rivalry

Maggie Ryan Sandford

The Missing Links: Awesome Flying Objects

Colin Patrick

20 Offbeat Holidays and Anniversaries to Celebrate in February

Laura Turner Garrison

There are plenty of reasons to party this month.

What 1967 Thought 2001 Would Look Like

Chris Higgins

13 Directors Who Work With the Same Stars Again and Again

Bryan Dugan

Maybe it’s a good working relationship that keeps these directors and actors coming back for more. Maybe it’s romance. Or perhaps it’s because when the two collaborate, the box office explodes.

Where Did High Heels Come From?

Caisey Robertson

High heels, though a staple of nearly every woman’s closet these days, aren’t exactly the most reasonably designed footwear.

A Guided Tour of Animaniacs: Volume 4 with Rob Paulsen and Tom Ruegger

Scott Neumyer

We sat down with Tom Ruegger and Rob Paulsen to get all the behind-the-scenes details about the show’s final episodes.

Morning Cup of Links: Backstage at the Puppy Bowl

Miss Cellania

The Easy-Inter Burial Container (Screw-in Coffin)

Chris Higgins

Weekend Links: A Brief History of Nerds

Allison Keene

Alton Brown on the History of Buffalo Wings

Alton Brown

Americans will consume some 1.25 billion chicken wings on Super Bowl Sunday. Our food expert tears into the meaty history.

Last Week's Most Popular Stories

Jason English

In case you weren't obsessively refreshing mentalfloss.com all week, here's what you missed.

Groundhog Day Explained

Chris Higgins

Weekend Links: Pez Dispensers Featuring Your Face

Allison Keene